P. A. Sangma

P. A. Sangma

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P. A. Sangma Profile

  • Name:
  • P. A. Sangma
  • Other Name:
  • Purno Agitok Sangma
  • Born:
  • September 1, 1947
  • Died:
  • March 4, 2016
  • Father:
  • Dipchon Ch. Marak
  • Mother:
  • Chimri A. Sangma
  • Spouse:
  • Soradini K. Sangma
  • Education:
  • B.A. honors degree at St. Anthony’s College at Shillong

    Master’s degree in International Relations at Dibrugarh University in Assam

  • Achievements:
  • From 1991 to 1993 he served as the Union Minister of State for Coal

    From 1993 to 1995 he served as the Union Minister of State for Labor

    From February 1995 to September 1995, he served as the Union Minister of State for Labor

    From 1995 to 1996 he served as the Union Cabinet Minister of information and Boradcasting

P. A. Sangma Biography

P. A. Sangma is an Indian politician born on 1st September 1947. He formerly served as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya and also as the Speaker of Lok Sabha. He served as the member of Lok Sabha for eight terms. His full name is Purno Agitok Sangma.

 

His parents are Dipchon Ch. Marak and Chimri A. Sangma. He did his B.A. honors degree at St. Anthony’s College at Shillong and then continued his education at Dibrugarh University in Assam and completed his Master’s degree in International Relations there. He also worked his ways to obtain a degree in Law. He married Soradini K. Sangma and has two children, Agatha Sangma and Conrad Sangma. His daughter was elected for 15th Lok Sabha and is the youngest Minister of State and his son Conrad Sangma is serving as the Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

 

In the cabinet of Rajiv Gandhi in 1984, Sangma was made as the Minister of State of Commerce and Supply. He then served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs. In October 1986, he took up the duty of serving as the Minister of State for Labor. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Tura Constituency of West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya for the fifth time in 1996.

 

He was elected unanimously as the speaker of 11th Lok Sabha on 23rd May 1996 and remained in this position till March 1998. However, he opposed Sonia Gandhi in 1999 and so he was expelled out of the party on 20th May 1999. He joined the Nationalist Congress Party of Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar after that.

 

When there was a split in January 2004 in NCP, he merged his party with the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee and thus giving rise to the Nationalist Trinamool Congress party. He was elected for Lok Sabha in 2004 and in March 2008, he resigned his position to concentrate in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election of 2008.

 

He was selected as the presidential candidate by BJP and Trinamool Congress parties and on 20th June 2012, he submitted his resignation from the NCP as he was opposed by Sharad Pawar. For the President post, he was supported by BJP, AIADMK and BJD and contested against Pranab Mukherjee and lost in the election.

 

On March 4, 2016, he died suddenly after a heart attack. He was aged 68.

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Updated: March 07, 2016

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